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Richmond: Council Slowed by Bickering Over New Rent Control Ordinance
by Karina IoffeeContra Costa Times
July 29th, 2015
The City Council failed to pass rent control on second reading at its meeting on Tuesday.

Western Addition Affordable Housing Complex Threatened with Potential Sale
July 28th, 2015
An affordable housing complex may be sold, threatening tenants who have lived their for decades with eviction.

Rent Control Law in San Jose Has Strong Support in New Poll
July 28th, 2015
Rent control has strong support among all demographic groups in San Jose.

Landlord Groups Brainstorm Ways To Pass Water Bill to Tenants
by Josie HuangKPCC
July 28th, 2015
Los Angeles landlords are attempting to pass on the cost of water to rent-controlled tenants without reducing rents to compensate tenants for the reduction in service.

San Francisco's Chinatown Residents Fear Evictions and Gentrification
by Stephanie Martin TaylorKQED
July 28th, 2015
Tenants in Chinatown are facing harassment and eviction, as landlords move to gentrify the neighborhood.

Poll Shows Strong Support for Rent Control in San Jose
by Nathan Donato-WeinsteinSilicon Valley Business Journal
July 27th, 2015
A recent poll shows that rent control has strong support across all demographic groups.

Contentious Issue of Rent Control on Richmond Council Agenda
by Rachel SwanSan Francisco Chronicle
July 27th, 2015
Richmond is poised to pass the first new rent control law in California since 1985. Opponents argue for voluntary restraint on the part of landlords. TT Executive Director Dean Preston was interviewed for the article.

Richmond 1, Gentrification 0
by Randy ShawBeyond Chron
July 23rd, 2015
A coalition of unions, community activists and tenant groups brought rent control to Richmond, California.

Richmond Passes Controversial Rent Control Rules, Hits Landlords with New Fee
by Madeline Billis San Francisco Business Times
July 23rd, 2015
Richmond became the first city in Contra Costa County, and the first California community in 30 years, to pass rent control legislation.

Finally, Momentum for Greater Density and More Affordable Housing in Seattle
by Ansel HerzThe Stranger
July 22nd, 2015
Seattle's Housing Commission proposes higher density and more affordable housing construction, but none of the policies will have any effect for several years. Rent control was not considered, as real estate developers opposed it.

Richmond Becomes First City in Contra Costa To Approve Rent Control
by Karina IoffeeContra Costa Times
July 22nd, 2015
Richmond, California, enacted rent control at its meeting on Tuesday.

Tenants Share Landlord Horror Stories at Town-Hall Meeting
by Amanda WoodsThe Brooklyn Paper
July 22nd, 2015
Rent-stabilized tenants in New York shared their stories of their landlords' attempts to force them from their homes.

Council Okays New Rules on Rents Committee
by Dave BoitanoThe Alamedan
July 22nd, 2015
The City of Alameda has issued new rules to force landlords to attend mediation sessions when increasing rents. The new law, however, does nothing to stop landlords from increasing rents after attending the sessions.

Richmond Passes Rent Control
by Tenants TogetherBeyond Chron
July 22nd, 2015
The Richmond City Council passed the first rent control law in Contra Costs County, and the first new rent control legislation in California in 30 years.

Richmond Council Approves Rent Control Ordinance
Richmond Standard
July 22nd, 2015
The Richmond City Council has approved a new rent control ordinance by a vote of 4-1.

The Brooklyn Tenants Union That's Fighting Gentrification Through Collective Action
by Ethan CoreyIn These Times
July 22nd, 2015
The Crown Heights Tenants Union is using collective bargaining tactics to limit gentrification in their neighborhood.

WeHo Formalizes Its Ban on Short-Term Rentals
July 21st, 2015
West Hollywood passed legislation banning on short-term rentals there.

Santa Rosa City Council Agrees To Discuss Rent Control
by Kevin McCallumSanta Rosa Press Democrat
July 21st, 2015
The Santa Rosa City Council will discuss rent control, as well as other affordable housing proposals.

Rent Control Proposed for Seattle's Affordable Housing Crisis
by Joel MorenoKOMO
July 21st, 2015
While rent control is banned by law in Washington State, Seattle is looking at rent control there, as rents have increased as much as 145% in some buildings there.

Signs of Overheating in the Single-Family Rental Market
by Laura KusistoWall Street Journal
July 20th, 2015
High rents for single-family rental units may be unsustainable.

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